Champions Club

The Champions Club is the primary fundraising source of the Purdue University Northwest Athletics Department.

Your support enables talented PNW student-athletes to receive a top-tier education while pursuing goals of excellence in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

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Points of Pride

PNW Athletics competes in NCAA DII Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Our athletic facilities rival some of the best in the Midwest and will continue to develop along with our growing programs.

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John Friend

Athletic Director Emeritus/Consultant/Chief Fundraiser


Rick Costello

Rick Costello

Director of Athletics

(219) 989-2540


PNW Pitcher Chad Patrick throws from the mound

Chad Patrick Named All-American

Senior pitcher Chad Patrick has been selected to three All-American teams by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

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PNW Student Athletes Continue to Excel in the Classroom

The Purdue University Northwest Department of Athletics announced its student-athletes produced a cumulative team GPA of 3.43 in Spring 2021.

PNW pitcher Chad Patrick throws on the mound

Chad Patrick named GLIAC Pitcher of the Year

PNW’s Chad Patrick has been selected as the 2021 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Pitcher of the Year and named to the All-GLIAC First Team. He’s the first Pride pitcher in school history to earn the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year award!